artbash_2015_lf.1200x0d0x0Friday, October 30, 2015 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The visual arts come to life at Art Bash 2015, an annual celebration featuring a wide array of projects by UF art and art history students. The University of Florida School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) opens its doors to members of the campus and surrounding communities for Art Bash on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the UF Fine Arts Complex.

Art Bash offers an inside look at the SA+AH and showcases the scope of disciplines it offers from intimate drawings to ceramic works of art, from vibrant graphic design to sculpture, experimental photographs, interactive Art + Technology projects, prints, paintings, art history and art education displays and more. This fun, free event encourages discussion between students and the community and introduces potential students to the school’s facilities and diverse programs. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the demonstrations, exhibitions and interactive projects from both our academic and studio areas.

This year’s Art Bash will feature inflatable artworks from the students of WARP (Workshop for Art Research and Practice), our nationally recognized foundations course, HOT Clay’s Raku Firing, printmaking demonstrations, offerings for sale and free take-aways from student associations, and music in the courtyard.

Artist: Holly Walker

Holly Walker has a lot going for her- a long and fruitful careers is just part of it. Her work is brand new to me and I have stumbled upon it at the most perfect time when my urge to combine thrown and pinched section has become bearable and I can no longer ignore my urge to add splashes of bright block colors here and there a la high school layout editor style. Bright and brave and perhaps simple these pots speak to my sensibilities. Do they speak to yours?

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Porn Pots: East Fork Pottery

I can barely contain myself. Just look at the lush quality of these glazes and superb forms.

Sweet Lidded Stoneware JarBeautiful Wide-Mouthed Wood Fired Flower Vase - So FunctionalWood-Fired, Decorated Vase with Beautifully Varied Surface TextureWell done Alex Matisse. Well done.

Porn: Pots I just can’t get enough of. This suggestion was given sarcastically (or perhaps in all seriousness!!)  by a friend when I asked what would keep him interested in my blog. Oddly enough he hit the nail on the head. Blogs need eye candy- appropriate organismically lush pots posted under this category!

Artist: Matthew Hyleck

Mathew Hyleck, ladies and gentleman. His pots speak louder than words but his words are pretty great too: “My goal is to create utilitarian pots for every day use, simple forms that speak primarily about functionality and the intimacy gained through daily use. The life of a pot becomes complete only when it is used and so I strive to make work not for the shelf but for the table.”

Answer: Gwendolyn Yoppolo

And the answer is….. Gwendolyn Yoppolo! A post ago my friend asked “Who makes this teapot?” and through the worldwide web two other friends (thanks Carly and Char) came up with the answer. Check out these supple lush organic undulating brilliantly functional pots:

See what Gwendolyn has to say in regards to these forms” “The rhythm of contemporary culture is rapid, beating as the eye blinks in response to a barrage of information.  My life as a maker beats with a slower cycle of designing, making, reflecting, and redirecting.  My work is in counter rhythm, providing people with a disruption in the typical rhythm of their lives.  Abstract form and quiet surface lead viewers into the core of their own silences, where they can uncover and develop their own meanings and associations.”

Exhibition: Drawing the Line, Utilitarian Pots

For the Drawing The Line, Univerity of Arkansas PDF click here!

Here is what I’ve submitted in short:

Entry One:

Entry Two:

I keep telling myself that it is important to apply to things reglardless of location and qualification, if you have doubts.  Having to fill requirments and applications make me more aware of what I’m doing in my practice. It never hurts to try.